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Tarpons Nest Lodge, Torrecilla Lagoons

Tarpons Nest Lodge, Torrecilla Lagoons

A well-known spot for anglers, especially those targeting tarpon, located close to the Torrecilla and San José lagoons, this lodge provides easy access to some of the best tarpon fishing areas around San Juan.


Tarpon’s Nest Lodge is situated close to amenities and the harbour and being close to San Juan means that guests not only have access to prime fishing spots but also to the attractions, dining, and nightlife of Puerto Rico's capital. It is a private villa style property on the water in a residential area and within a short walk of the many street food style cafe restaurants which provide good value food. It is where the locals eat!

Bedrooms are well furnished and air conditioned. Ten single/doubles with one Queen sized bed. One bedroom has a large bed and second smaller bed again air conditioned. We accommodate one angler per room with 2 sharing a boat/guide. Two couples would therefore have two bedrooms and one boat guide unless all four wanted to fish. Arrangements can be made for non-anglers with visits to beaches, shopping malls and rainforest nature areas.

There are two comfortable lounge areas a patio with small swimming pool and a bar area where breakfast and lunch is served (included on fishing days.)

The property is located just 15 minutes from the airport and the end of the runway faces the lagoon. Expect aircraft noise until 11pm and from around 0430 hours. We did not find it an issue.

The Torrecilla Lagoon interconnects with 6 other lagoons offering superb guided fishing for prolific and big Tarpon and small to medium size snook. The lodge has experienced guides and excellent inshore boats with excellent facilities. All tackle and bait is supplied.

Fly fishing for tarpon: Anglers should take their own fly gear; require 8 to 10 weight rods, Sink tippets essential. Floating and medium sink lines, saltwater gear. Expect tarpon in the 5 to 80lb range but with the chance of 100lb plus fish. Fly fishing tackle and the best flies can be supplied locally with prior notice.

The Tight Loop is a Hewes 18', Redfisher. The skiff is rigged with a 115 hp Evinrude e-tech engine. Has two 30 gallon live-wells and a Lowrance GPS/ Depth finder. Customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew, specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. With this light weight, fast skiff you are sure to reach any destination faster and more agile to get into any fishing spot. (recommended for party of 2-3 and fly fishermen).
The Silver King is a Bone Boat, Cape Island 20' customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. The skiff is rigged with a custom 55 gallon live-well, a Humming Bird GPS/depth finder and powered by a 130hp Honda engine with this heavy skiff you are sure to glide over the water smoothly.
The Sharky is a 16' Cape Horn Customized by the Tarpon's Nest Lodge crew specifically for the backwater tarpon fishing here in Puerto Rico. This small, heavy and tough skiff is sure to do handle any situation. Powered by a 90hp Yamaha fuel injection engine. Rigged with a 35 gallon live-well and a Garmin GPS/depth finder. (recommended for party of 2-3 and fly fishermen).

Best Season is from November to June. Book 7, 10, 11 or 14-night tailor made holiday options; clients can mix n match any number of accommodation nights with any choice of pre-booked fishing days.

Flights from the UK are not included. There are no direct flights from the UK.

We would recommend Virgin flights via Atlanta with a possible overnight stay in Atlanta. (Please note you will need to arrange an ESTA if you fly via the USA). Other routes include flights via Madrid or Miami.

Telephone our friendly staff on 01246 221717 for latest prices.  


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